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Communications Manager, English Regions North

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Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for a Communications Manager to oversee the communications for the English Regions North team, ensuring delivery of high impact campaigns and consistent messaging across reactive enquires and programme publicity for regional radio and 5 Live. It will be a busy and fast-paced role, but a hugely rewarding role.

Role Responsibility

The post holder will develop integrated communications strategies and campaigns which include PR platforms and the use of appropriate media to reach as many relevant audiences as possible. This role will expect you to advise senior executives on media strategies, offer support for conference speeches and presentations whilst developing and integrating communications plans whilst also providing guidance and task management to the team encouraging creativity across all mediums. You will be a communications expert with the expectations of establishing and maintain a strong network of editorial contacts across all media.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful individual will have a proven track record gained at a senior level in a professional Communications field - ideally in both press and publicity, including experience of crisis and issues management, and wider public relations skills (print, events, exhibitions, opinion former activity etc).

You will have a strong understanding of the media environment and the news gathering process both in radio, TV, online and the written press coupled with the ability to write and edit crisp, clear and lively media releases and copy. In addition you will have exceptional interpersonal and stakeholder management experience as you will need to ensure consistent activity across other departments. Importantly you will be full of creativity and brimming with ideas exploring and identifying innovative ways of communicating effectively and imaginatively with audiences.

Package Description

Grade 9 


About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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